UK Big Brother cast protests with silence for a day; family disowns booted Becki.

UK Big Brother cast protests with silence for a day; family disowns booted Becki.
There’s been tons of drama in the UK’s Big Brother 5 house, starting with an entire day of silence on Thursday. According to RTE’s report, “After almost a full day of silence the housemates eventually gave in yesterday evening and entered the diary room with a white flag. Producers had reacted to the protest by playing the sounds of babies crying, car horns and road works into the house.” Showing that they were the adults, producers “also took Stuart’s coveted cowboy hat and set it alight in the garden, while the housemates watched on the plasma screen in the living room.” In response, Michelle took the diary room camera “out to the garden, where she arranged a bundle of straw around it and took out a box of matches.” She didn’t start the fire, and was warned by producers for her vandalism. The producers did not give themselves a warning for destroying a houseguest’s property, though. Later, on Friday night, controversial houseguest Becki was booted. She was so bad that her family has reportedly “disowned her.” What did she do wrong? The Sunday Mirror runs down a few of her offenses: “flashing her surgically enhanced 34DD boobs, licking jam from Michelle’s breasts, and pretending to perform oral sex on a cucumber.” She says “it’s all a facade” but says she’s “devastated that I’ve caused them [her family] so much hurt.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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